Adaptive Insights Taps Citrix Chairman as CEO, Commits to Continue Building Partner Network

Adaptive Insights has tapped Citrix chairman Thomas F. Bogan as its CEO. He will be taking on the role to assist with the CPM and BI company’s next phase of expansion and innovation. Here’s his background.

Newly appointed Adaptive Insights CEO Tom Bogan.

Adaptive Insights this week announced it has tappedCitrix (CTXS) chairman Thomas F. Bogan as its CEO. He will be taking on the role to assist with the corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence (BI) company’s next phase of expansion and innovation.

A company spokeperson said the Palo Alto, California-based cloud solutions provider appointed Bogan because of his 25 years of leadership experience. He has been serving as Citrix’s chairman since January 2003. Bogan has also held several leadership positions with cloud software companies such as Rally Software (RALY), Apptio, and Acquia. Bogan served as a partner of venture capital firm Greylock Partners, where he was also CFO. Bogan was also president and COO of Rational Software before it was acquired by IBM.

The spokesperson said Bogan has plans to meet with as many customers as possible to understand their needs, with the hopes of using that information to innovate Adaptive Insights’ portfolio. He also expects to learn how organizations are using his company’s platform.

“He will also spend time with the team and the partners, with his main priorities in the areas of growth, along with how organizations can transform, with a focus on finance,” the spokesperson said. “He feels that 2,500 customers is a great resource base to pull from.”

Bogan, who, according to the spokesperson, is an avid supportor of the channel, will also sit down with Adaptive’s partners and channel organization to “continue to build a strong network of high value partners both in North America and internationally.”

“By hiring a former CFO, and veteran leader of Tom’s caliber, we are fortunate to have a CEO who intuitively understands our customers, appreciates the value of a partner ecosystem, and is known for developing great employee teams,” said Rob Hull, founder and chairman of Adaptive Insights, who, along with president Keith Nealon and an experienced executive team, has been leading the company since July 2014, which is when John Herr, Adaptive’s former CEO, stepped down from his post.

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